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GOOD! Supreme Court Declares Trump's Anti-jihad Travel Ban Completely Legal Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 21:40:57 Id: 1a120b [Preview] No. 4044 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
GOOD! Supreme Court Declares Trump's Anti-jihad Travel Ban Completely Legal

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.

The justices say in an order Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts.

The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded.


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Good! President Trump Deals Blow To UN Agenda 21: National Monuments To Be Returned To American People For Public Use Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 21:16:21 Id: c52fc5 [Preview] No. 4041 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
President Donald Trump unveiled a plan Monday in Utah to dramatically scale back two national monuments – calling it an important move for states rights.

'Some people think that the natural resources of Utah should be controlled by a small handful of very distant bureaucrats located in Washington. And guess what? They're wrong,' he said in the cavernous Utah Capitol Rotunda in Salt Lake City.

'The families and communities of Utah know and love this land the best. And you know the best how to take care of your land. You know how to protect it, and you know best how to conserve this land for many, many generations to come,' he said.

'Your timeless bond with the outdoors should not be replaced with the whims of regulators thousands and thousands of miles away. They don't know your land, and truly they don't care for your land like you do.'

The Bears Ears and the Grand-Staircase Escalante national monuments span millions of acres in Utah and are among 27 national monuments that Trump ordered his Interior Secretary to review earlier this year.

The result, he said, is that 'public lands will once again be for public use.'

As Trump signed a proclamation rolling back the Obama- and Clinton-era national monument designations, his audience briefly broke into a chant of 'Four more years!'

'We're going to be doing something that the state of Utah and others have wanted to be done for many, many years,' the president said as he left the White House.

'It will be one of the great, really, events in this country in a long time. So important for states' rights and so important for the people of Utah.'

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Military Contractors Are Preparing For Civil Unrest In America, Domestic Deployment of Mercenaries Could Become Reality Reader 12/03/2017 (Sun) 15:08:11 Id: bfbb9e [Preview] No. 4015 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
As I reveal in this podcast, below, military contractors are being told to prepare for domestic deployment inside the United States to prevent cities from being burned to the ground by raging, lunatic mobs. Yes, mass social unrest is in our near future, according to the people who run military contracting operations.

We don’t yet know exactly what event might set off such widespread civil unrest, but it’s not difficult to make some informed guesses about possible scenarios: An EMP attack from North Korea (which is suddenly very real thanks to recent ICBM testing by the Norks), an attempted left-wing revolution to overthrow America, a deep state coup attempt to remove President Trump from office, the collapse of the global debt pyramid, mass arrests of left-wing pedophiles in positions of power, and so on.

The point is that military contractors — i.e. former military personnel who are hired back on as private contractors — are well equipped to operate as domestic “special forces” to carry out specific missions on U.S. soil without violating posse comitatus. For the record, I happen to know a lot of these men, and the ones I know are 100% pro-America patriots who are upstanding citizens. They are well prepared to help defend America against those who are desperately trying to destroy it from within.

These “contractors” are courageous, highly capable men who are experts in hand-to-hand combat, land navigation, assault tactics and long-range target shooting. Every one of them is a survivalist by nature, and they are hardy, intelligent, dedicated individuals. Do not take my article as implying in any way that these are bad people. In fact, my belief is that you will beg for their protection against the out-of-control left-wing mobs and militant groups (such as Antifa) that are trying to burn this country to the ground.

As a quick example, check out this story about a Trump supporter who was viciously attacked and beaten almost to death just yesterday by left-wing Antifa terrorists in Boston.

Special missions, including rescue operations, guarding infrastructure and overwatch protection for police.

These military contractors are capable of carrying out all sorts of special missions, including:

Guarding key infrastructure against terrorists (power distribution hubs, power plants, railroads, etc.).
Taking out terror cells (Antifa, etc.) and their leadership with precision assaults or sniper missions.
Manning key transportation checkpoints such as those leading in and out of cities.

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Reader 12/03/2017 (Sun) 15:08:50 Id: bfbb9e [Preview] No.4016 del
Trust me when I tell you these highly-trained men are fully capable of carrying out such missions with speed, precision and remarkable adaptability. Just ONE of these “operators” is worth at least 1,000 Antifa losers in terms of battlefield assets. Comprised of former Marines, Special Forces and even Navy Seals operators, these individuals are hard as hell to kill, and determined as hell to get their missions accomplished no matter what.

U.S. cities will become war zones, yet city people are the least prepared for disruptions.

The upshot of all this is that if events unfold as we are being warned, large sections of many U.S. cities will be transformed into “war zones,” complete with arson, looting, gunfire and dead bodies. This, of course, means severe disruptions in:

Food deliveries to grocery stores
Fuel deliveries to gas stations
Internet connectivity (which affects food stamps / EBT cards)
Transportation and commuting routes
Emergency services, including hospitals, fire and police

Disruptions in all these services and supplies will only worsen the degree of panic and desperation among city dwellers. As I point out in the following podcast, city people tend to be the least prepared of all. This will add to the panic and cause the situation to escalate rapidly:

City egress routes will be blocked in some cases… not everyone will be allowed to LEAVE.

Reader 12/03/2017 (Sun) 15:09:11 Id: bfbb9e [Preview] No.4017 del
The realization behind all this is even more shocking when you consider the fact that local law enforcement units have been told over the last year or so that when inner cities collapse into chaos and rioting, police units will NOT be sent in to deal with many situations. Instead, in some cases the strategy will simply be to “contain” the chaos and prevent it from spreading. This means manning roadblock checkpoints while allowing certain sectors of some cities to burn to the ground.

In much the same way that a viral pandemic must be contained to avoid it spreading, civil unrest will also be “firewalled” off to prevent its spread. This is the inevitable result of too few cops in most cities, where the cops are outnumbered by violent gang-bangers by at least a thousand to one. Any sufficiently large catalyzing event that causes angry left-wing mobs to spill onto the streets will immediately cause police and sheriff’s deputies to shift the focus of their activities to “containment” rather than “intervention.” (Trust me, they’ve told me this themselves.)

Why does this matter to you? Because if you’re stuck in a war zone section of the city, you may very well be on your own for some time, unable to exit the city because all the egress routes are blocked as part of the containment strategy. Certainly, special people will be allowed to leave, such as the Mayor and her family, or high-level officials of all kinds. But if you don’t have this special permission, you may find yourself literally trapped in your own city zone, unable to receive any help from calling 9/11… all while having to deal with armed, violent left-wing lunatics on your own (with no help from the outside).

My question to you is simply this: If you still live in a city, are you prepared to survive such a scenario?


Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 19:19:43 Id: 5d45c9 [Preview] No.4032 del
If anyone ever tried to take over America they'd have their asses handed to them.

Sure, some infantry could likely quarantine off a decent sized city (or even two), but the rest of America is way too far spread out and very well armed. Do you know how many suburban communities alone there are, miles away from major cities? Wew. Lots! And thats not counting all the small rural towns vastly spread out, which tend to have a lot of armed hillbillies, edgy meth heads and doomsday preppers (which alone would be tough as shit to deal with).

The FBI is still trying to find out who was storing massive amounts of ammo and explosives within underground bunkers in Utah. Little do many people know this survivalist movement is all over the place in America, there are hidden caches of weapons and explosives EVERYWHERE.

Not to mention all the law abiding civilians that are legally armed and fully woke up.

No invading army - or mercenary group - would even try such a crazy stunt. With an EMP attack? Maybe - if they wait a year or two till most of the civilian population dies off, perhaps then they could take on the country.

Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 19:55:35 Id: eec9fe [Preview] No.4036 del
The best way to take a country isn't through overt invasion. It's by appealing to the people and making them think you have their best interests at heart. As they're shoving you into the Fema camps, remember to salute the brave mercenaries who fight against you for your freedoms.

Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 20:08:13 Id: 859647 [Preview] No.4039 del
I fully agree. If they ever want to take America down, they'll have to convince the American people they're friends of ours and not our enemies.

You can identify an enemy very quickly: if someone does not want you to be armed and able to defend yourself, that person does not have your best interests in mind, and is highly likely an enemy (or is supporting an enemy's interest unknowingly).

Yes, Cryptocurrencies Could Disrupt US Dominance Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 20:00:18 Id: 415384 [Preview] No. 4037 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's announcement that the Latin American country will issue a cryptocurrency called the petro to overcome a "financial blockade" by the U.S. probably mirrors the thinking of other maverick regimes. The possibility of sanctions-busting, and generally finding a way to work outside the Western-dominated global financial system, makes cryptocurrencies attractive to non-Western nations, and the more so to rogue regimes.

The West must decide soon whether it should try to regulate cryptocurrencies out of existence or join the fray -- and perhaps lose its current financial dominance in the process.

In August, the U.S. sanctioned Venezuela and its main revenue engine, the oil company PDVSA, making it difficult for them to refinance their debts -- something the nearly bankrupt Venezuelan state desperately needs to do. But if Venezuela creates a cryptocurrency for which its central bank will hold a centralized ledger, it will be able to issue debt in this currency while providing a layer of anonymity for investors. They will be able to lend money to Venezuela and get repaid in cryptocurrency, which Maduro wants them to spend on oil and other Venezuelan commodities.

The Maduro government's glaring economic incompetence makes it difficult to buy into such an ambitious project: It has already all but killed off the country's fiat currency, the bolivar, with 949 percent inflation predicted for this year by the Bloomberg consensus forecast. Why would the Venezuelan socialists be any more careful with their possible crypto offering? Saying it'll be backed by commodity reserves doesn't mean restraint will be applied. Similar ideas, however, have occurred to far more reliable economic managers, such as the Russian monetary authorities, which plan to issue a crypto-ruble in the near future -- just as the U.S. government mulls Venezuela-style sanctions against Russian debt, as well as against a potentially long list of regime-friendly "oligarchs."

Zura Kakushadze of the Free University of Tbilisi and Jim Kyung-Soo Liew of Johns Hopkins University described the potential benefits of this plan -- which could also apply to Venezuela, Iran, North Korea or any other sanction nation -- in a paper published last month. They pointed out that the crypto-ruble's promise of anonymity (except to the ledger-keeper, the Russian Central Bank) would draw international money-launderers and secretive wealthy people despite the Russian government's plan to tax any crypto-rubles whose provenance can't be explained at 13 percent, Russia's flat income tax rate: It would be a small price to pay for secrecy from Western regulators.

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Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 20:00:37 Id: 415384 [Preview] No.4038 del
Using the existing, decentralized currencies such as bitcoin for sanction-busting, as North Korea appears to be doing, is way too risky because of these investment instruments' volatility and the lack of any centralized control that's built into the system. But an element of the current crypto economy would come in handy to any sovereigns starting their own digital currencies. Exchanging the Venezuelan petro or the Russian crypto-ruble would still require some kind of interface with the existing global financial system. That could be available through existing cryptocurrency exchanges. They have plenty of experience trading digital scrip that's not recognized as legal tender by any nation for U.S. dollars or euros.

Even for countries that are not in danger of being sanctioned, creating their own cryptocurrencies would be a way to shake off Western dominance and stop playing by rules set in Washington, Frankfurt or London -- at least when these rules seem burdensome. China, which has fought for years to have the yuan recognized as a reserve currency and which still punches well below its weight in global financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, is working on its own blockchain experiment.

Kakushadze and Kyung-Soo Liew wrote that, because of their promise of enhanced secrecy, sovereign digital currencies would undermine the global monetary system. They argued:

The world order as we know it is changing, right before our eyes. This disruptive technology – cryptocurrencies – will indeed end up disrupting the status quo. However, at least in the mid-term, forward-thinking sovereign states that embrace and adapt it to their advantage will end up being the disruptors as opposed to disrupted. The U.S. is the sovereign state with most to lose in this process, with a clear policy implication: adapt to the changing reality, issue CryptoDollar now, or risk being marginalized.


Looks Like Germany Has Finally Had Enough of Merkel's Deliberate Destabilization Policy Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 19:04:06 Id: 368d9c [Preview] No. 4031 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's struggling bid to form a government was hit by a new setback Monday as her key ally was weakened in a leadership tussle.

Horst Seehofer, head of Merkel's Bavarian allies the CSU, will step down as premier of the wealthy southern state in early 2018, leaving the post to regional finance minister Markus Soeder.

Seehofer, 68, intends to stay on as chairman of the Christian Social Union, a less influential post than that of premier of the Alpine state.

The party veteran has held both roles since 2008, but has come under fire after leading his party to a record low score in September's general elections.

Crucially, the party's new leader will be able to shape CSU policy at a time when its supporter base is being eroded by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

The upheaval comes at a difficult time for Merkel, who badly needs to present a united front with her CDU's Bavarian sister party as she struggles to form her fourth-term government.

Seehofer had been a strident critic of Merkel's liberal refugee policy that allowed more than a million asylum seekers into Germany, but he failed to get Merkel to impose a limit on refugee arrivals.

As a result, Seehofer was blamed by some within the CSU for its record low election score of 38.8 percent (down 10.5 percent from 2013) as the AfD attracted voters angry over the migrant influx.

In the aftermath of the polls, Soeder said he "cannot imagine" signing up to a new coalition contract with Merkel's CDU that did not spell out a limit on refugee numbers.

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Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 19:46:53 Id: fbad78 [Preview] No.4034 del
Someone needs to assassinate this bitch already.

Figures: Anti-Trump, Clinton Supporter Was Leading FBI Investigations Into Clinton's Email And Trump-Russia 'Collusion' Reader 12/03/2017 (Sun) 17:08:24 Id: b16bc2 [Preview] No. 4023 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A veteran FBI counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian election meddling after the discovery of an exchange of text messages seen as potentially anti-President Donald Trump, a person familiar with the matter said Saturday.

The removal of the agent, who also had worked on the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, occurred this summer. The person who discussed the matter with The Associated Press was not authorized to speak about it publicly by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, said Mueller removed the agent, Peter Strzok, from the team “immediately upon learning of the allegations.” He would not elaborate on the nature of the accusations.


Two senior Justice Department officials have confirmed to Fox News that the department's Office of Inspector General is reviewing the role played in the Hillary Clinton email investigation by Peter Strzok, a former deputy director for counterintelligence at the FBI who was removed from the staff of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III earlier this year, after Mueller learned that Strzok had exchanged anti-Trump texts with a colleague.

A source close to the matter said the OIG probe, which will examine Strzok's roles in a number of other politically sensitive cases, should be completed by "very early next year."

The task will be exceedingly complex, given Strzok's consequential portfolio. He participated in the FBI's fateful interview with Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016 – just days before then-FBI Director James Comey announced he was declining to recommend prosecution of Mrs. Clinton in connection with her use, as secretary of state, of a private email server.


Reader 12/03/2017 (Sun) 17:09:33 Id: b16bc2 [Preview] No.4024 del
Now, in what appears to be an orchestrated leak, both the Post and Times published the reason for Strzok's demotion, along with concerns that the revelation might help President Trump. "Among federal law enforcement officials, there is great concern that exposure of the texts they exchanged may be used by the president and his defenders to attack the credibility of the Mueller probe and the FBI more broadly," the Post reported. The Times reported that "the existence of the text messages is likely to fuel claims by Mr. Trump that he is the target of a witch hunt."

Well, yes. It will be of concern to Trump's defenders, and to defenders of fair investigations generally, that such an important figure in both the Clinton and Trump probes privately expressed bias.


FBI Agent Who Cleared Clinton Was Hardcore Hillary Fan Who Hated Trump Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 17:34:37 Id: 300547 [Preview] No.4028 del
FBI Agent Who Cleared Clinton Was Hardcore Hillary Fan Who Hated Trump

An anti-Trump FBI agent who was one of Hillary’s “biggest fans” was allowed to lead the FBI’s botched Clinton email probe.

FBI agent Peter Strzok was deputy head of counterintelligence at the bureau, and was in charge of leading the Hillary investigation as well as investigating supposed collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

That’s right, the man who the mainstream media admits was a key player in the Clinton investigation was a Hillary supporter the entire time. To make matters worse, after Trump won, Strzok was directly involved in the sham investigation into supposed collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election in which his preferred candidate lost.

The Washington Post reported: https://archive.fo/ESCra

During the Clinton investigation, Strzok was involved in a romantic relationship with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who worked for Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to the people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

The extramarital affair was problematic, these people said, but of greater concern among senior law enforcement officials were text messages the two exchanged during the Clinton investigation and campaign season, in which they expressed anti-Trump sentiments and other comments that appeared to favor Clinton.

The people discussing the matter did not further describe the political messages between Strzok and Page, except to say the two would sometime react to campaign news of the moment.

The Justice Department inspector general’s office said in a statement Saturday that its investigators are “reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them.’’

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Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 17:38:22 Id: 300547 [Preview] No.4029 del
Can the FBI be sued for deliberately obstructing justice? I think this should be enough to set the precedent to fire all major staff from the FBI and start replacing them with honest unbias people who actually CARE about the rule of law.

Metropolitan Opera Conductor James Levine Suspended Amid Sexual Assault Accusations. Reader 12/04/2017 (Mon) 16:16:51 [Preview] No. 4027 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>The Metropolitan Opera has suspended James Levine after three men accused the famed conductor of sexually assaulting them decades ago as teenagers.


Who's next on the hit list? Place your bets!

Hillary Clinton’s Brother Sued For Massive Green Card Scam Reader 12/03/2017 (Sun) 17:36:44 Id: 553d90 [Preview] No. 4025 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hillary Clinton’s younger brother, Anthony Rodham, is being sued for running a huge green card scam worth tens of millions of dollars.

Virginia Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Anthony Rodham are both being sued by a group of Chinese investors for the cash-or-green card scam.

Westernjournal.com reports: https://archive.fo/lDdeP

McAuliffe and Rodham are “facing a $17 million fraud lawsuit from Chinese investors in Greentech Automotive, an electric car company,” Politico reported.

The suit was filed last week in a Fairfax, Virginia circuit court. A group of 32 Chinese investors claim McAuliffe and Rodham “exploited” them by promising to “leverage … political connections” in order to get their immigrant visa applications “to the top of the pile, and then be approved.”

The green cards were reportedly granted as part of the U.S. government’s EB-5 visa program, which gives legal status to foreign nationals who invest a minimum of $500,000 in U.S. companies, according to The Daily Caller.

The lawsuit claims the Chinese investors were essentially pouring money into Greentech with the promise of winning permanent residency in the U.S. under the green card program.

“Plaintiffs now face the prospect of having to uproot their families once again, with the expense and stress of deportation to China looming before them,” the lawsuit says.

The suit accuses Rodham, McAuliffe, Greentech founder Charles Xiaolin Wang, and several others of running a “scam” operation.

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Reader 12/03/2017 (Sun) 18:39:54 Id: 6d973e [Preview] No.4026 del
If it's illegal then that's that, but if I understand correctly he was selling limited residency as permanent residency, if "legal status" was just a limited residency all along under EB-5. If instead EB-5 can grant permanent residency, who pulled the rug from under them and what for? More room for mexicans? Can't have them Chinese who invested shittons into America buy their way into the land of the free, we'd rather screen for good enough luck in a pure lottery? If it's just because a single company is hoarding the investment, that just sounds like good capitalism to me, and if the Chinese had their permanent residency this would have been a job well done.

The crime looks less victimless than the justice, in this case. Just fine the guy a shit ton of money and flip the green cards for a permanent residence to some well-off chinamen, American Government! Are you stupid?

Mein Kampf is appropriate for Texas prisons, Monty Python not so much. Reader 12/03/2017 (Sun) 15:57:39 [Preview] No. 4020 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Texans prison system may be the best in the world, from certain points of view.


(OP disclaimer: I'm well aware of le drame régulier surrounding current events here at /news/. I have no intention of seeing this place become Nazi central. Nevertheless, while a touch tongue in cheek, this story has a certain topical appeal. Enjoy.)

Reader Board owner 12/03/2017 (Sun) 16:19:21 Id: f5281c [Preview] No.4021 del
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>I have no intention of seeing this place become Nazi central.
Neither do I, yet they'll continue to cry that that's my intention. The subject should never be National Socialism -here-. This board is for current events. I will leave this up since your source is modern.

Reader 12/03/2017 (Sun) 16:41:36 Id: a7facf [Preview] No.4022 del
I wouldn't consider this a neo-nazi thread, its just a news article about what Texas prisons allow prisoners to read.

As for the OP: I would never consider a prison "better" than another. Prison sucks, period. You have no rights, no freedom and no say. You are owned by The State and anything they want to do to you, they can and likely will get away with it. It is punishment for those who refuse to obey The State in the first place (whether justified or not). I'd rather be shot dead in a firing squad than living in a prison cell.

The IRS Is Coming For Your Bitcoin, Major Exchange Hubs Already In The Crosshairs Reader 12/03/2017 (Sun) 15:24:10 Id: fa616b [Preview] No. 4018 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The same day Bitcoin cracked its all-time high above $11,000, the government dealt its first blow to the crypto world…

On Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco ordered the popular Bitcoin exchange, Coinbase, to provide the IRS with information on over 14,000 account holders.

The taxman noticed that only 800-900 people reported gains related to Bitcoin in each of the years between 2013-2015. It seemed unusual given Bitcoin’s meteoric rise.

So the IRS went for its pound of flesh.

Initially, the government wanted complete data on every Coinbase user that transacted between 2013 and 2015. The exchange’s website says it has 13 million users (more than the number of Schwab brokerage accounts).

But Coinbase pushed back… and the government agreed to only take limited data (including name, date of birth, address, tax ID number, transaction statements and account logs) for accounts that have bought, sold, sent or received at least $20,000 worth of Bitcoin in a given year.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you about Coinbase. I told Sovereign Man: Confidential readers last month:

If you’re tempted to purchase Bitcoin from the popular Coinbase exchange, don’t bother. They’ve sold out to regulators. The IRS is calling this a “partial win.”

But you can be sure, there will be a public beheading. This is something governments almost always do.

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Reader 12/03/2017 (Sun) 15:24:38 Id: fa616b [Preview] No.4019 del
Back to Bitcoin…

Now that it’s at all-time highs, the government wants its piece.

I read the 400+ pages of the proposed tax code. How many lines in there do you think deal with cryptocurrency? ZERO.

How many lines deal with e-commerce? ZERO.

The government had every opportunity to set the rules for the 21st century. And they failed miserably. So the rules remain as clear as mud.

Instead of trying to make it clear, their tactic is intimidation, force and coercion.

This is just the beginning. There will be more. And my advice is don’t be one of those guys.

Every transaction that you make in Bitcoin is potentially a taxable event.

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